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tpdwrRoute Climbed: From Langley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 1990


Great viewpoint!
Posted Dec 18, 2006 11:41 pm

Augie MedinaRoute Climbed: Scramble over from High Lake Date Climbed: Sept. 9, 2000  Sucess!

Augie Medina

From our High Lake camp, we took a route from the lake that involved some 3d class rock. Took us less than 2 hours. On the return, we followed the northwest ridge to New Army Pass and dropped back down along the switchbacks to High Lake.
Posted Mar 6, 2006 10:22 pm

R PollardRoute Climbed: New Army Pass Date Climbed: September 16 2005  Sucess!

R Pollard

Day hiked from Horseshoe Meadow. Left at 6:40, got back at 2:45. Super weather. Took a bunch of pictures, did something funny with the camera and only had one when I got back. It had to be that one
Posted Sep 17, 2005 12:20 am

Desert SolitaireRoute Climbed: Traverse from Langley Date Climbed: August 12, 2005  Sucess!

Desert Solitaire

Interesting landscape at the summit plateau connecting Langley and Cirque. Saw a few jackrabbits in this very desolate terrain. Nothing tough, but just a long ridgeline traverse that was a lot longer than it seemed.
Posted Sep 5, 2005 4:55 pm

uwjennieRoute Climbed: Traverse from old army pass Date Climbed: 8/13/05  Sucess!


It's a slog over to Cirque from the top of old army pass.
Posted Aug 16, 2005 7:48 pm

Brian KaletRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!

Brian Kalet

Skied from the South Ridge. Trip Report
Posted Jun 1, 2005 11:25 am

ExploreABitMoreRoute Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: 06/19/04  Sucess!


Climbed from Chicken Spring Lake, via the PCT and South Slope. Really nice views.
Posted Mar 4, 2005 10:27 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: West Ridge (traverse from Langley), down South Ridge to Cirque Lake Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Langley-Cirque dayhike. I'm glad I expended the little extra energy to stop by the South Fork Lakes on the return, rather than following the drainage all the way down from Cirque Lake. The lakes were absolutely stunning--one of the more beautiful places I saw all summer in the Sierra. Great day.
Posted Nov 22, 2004 12:38 am

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: N-S Traverse Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2004  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Day 10 of the 2004 Sierra Challenge, dayhiked Langley & Cirque. Trip Report
Posted Nov 19, 2004 11:38 pm

josephgdawsonRoute Climbed: New Army Pass Date Climbed: July 18, 2004  Sucess!


Bag it, tag it, sell it to the butcher in the store.

Went up New Army Pass - total bore. Descended via Old Army Pass to my camp at Cottonwood Lake #3 and found that a much more direct and fun route.
Posted Jul 20, 2004 3:05 pm

sierradiscgolferRoute Climbed: East ridge from Cirque Lake Date Climbed: October 1996  Sucess!


This peak marked a return to peakbagging after a 15 year hiatus. A nice, relatively easy, nearly 13K peak.
Posted Jul 8, 2004 11:34 am

Joe HanssenRoute Climbed: New Army Pass Date Climbed: Aug. '02  Sucess!

Joe Hanssen

Great bonus peak with Langley.
Posted May 2, 2004 4:22 pm

Rick KentRoute Climbed: Cottonwood Pass / PCT Date Climbed: June 22, 2003  Sucess!

Rick Kent

Great views. This is definitely one of my favorites along with Langley.
Posted Mar 10, 2004 6:55 pm

lidijagrazulisRoute Climbed: Class 2 scramble up from High Lake Date Climbed: June 2, 2002  Sucess!


New Army Pass had lots of snow and we hadn't brought ice axes or crampons, so we chose the more direct scramble up from the lake. Fun climb!
Posted Feb 19, 2004 12:41 pm

Scott M.Route Climbed: From Cirque Lake Date Climbed: July 18, 1986  Sucess!

Scott M.

Had a nice afternoon while my wife read back at our camp. Been up this a few times and every route was enjoyable.
Posted Feb 16, 2004 12:31 pm

Dave KRoute Climbed: Normal route (sort of) Date Climbed: June 2000  Sucess!
I climbed this twice in one week: once by myself and once with my friend Mike as part of a traverse from Langley. I found several perfectly formed smokey quartz crystals.
Posted Jan 3, 2004 3:39 pm

Tom KenneyRoute Climbed: West Slope and Cirque Peak Traverse Date Climbed: Early 1990s and 27-JUL-1999  Sucess!

Tom Kenney

I've hiked this peak twice. The first time was in the early 1990's with partner Dave Patton. We hiked from Chicken Spring Lake around the Sierra crest to the sandy west slope, then up to the summit.

The second time, 27-JUL-1999, I did the Cirque Peak Traverse, starting at Horseshoe Meadow and hiking counterclockwise. Made for a long, satisfying day hike.
Posted Jan 3, 2004 1:39 am

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